After Chris Sale struggled through his first two spring starts, a bit of consternation of the lefty's move from the bullpen to rotation popped up. Any fears were unfounded -- those were Sale's first two starts since college and they came in spring training, when nothing besides staying healthy really matters.
So when Sale came out and threw six shutout innings Monday, it didn't actually change much -- just as his first two starts didn't change much. The results aren't the issue here, although hopefully they can quiet the "he should've stayed a closer" crowd for a bit.
Here's what A.J. Pierzynski and Sale had to say about his start, along with comments from Pierzynski and Brent Morel about playing under Robin Ventura:
Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.
Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”
Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.
The White Sox released this statement:
Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.
To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the podcast we opened the show up to our listeners to ask all the questions and choose all the topics in this All-Request White Sox Talk Podcast.
We hit a wide variety of topics ranging from possible White Sox trades, Tim Anderson's future, Rick Hahn's best and worst deals, making Carlos Rodon a reliever and many more. Every fan who had his/her question randomly selected wins a prize: everything from a Frank Thomas rookie baseball card to a Hawk Harrelson Alarm Clock.
Listen to the full episode in the embedded player below: